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Man Utd midfielder Donny van de Beek offers himself to Barcelona

Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek has offered himself to Barcelona ahead of the winter transfer window, according to Spanish publication Sport.

The Dutch international has endured a disappointing three-year spell with the Red Devils and he has made just 62 appearances in all competitions for them.

To make things worse, he has managed only six Premier League starts in this period. Hence, we are not surprised that he is looking for a new challenge this winter.

Manager Erik ten Hag has already opened the door for his exit and Sport claim that the midfielder has offered himself to Barcelona after the big setback for Gavi.

The Catalans are eyeing a new midfielder in the New Year with the young Spaniard expected to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a serious knee injury.

Van de Beek is highlighted as a player with a ‘very Barcelona profile’. He would be delighted to join them, but doubts are very high at Barcelona about signing him.

The La Liga holders tried to land Van de Beek when he was flourishing at Ajax but they ran out of budget which allowed him to move to Old Trafford for £35 million.

Van de Beek to Barcelona would be a huge surprise

The 26-year-old was one of the best box-to-box midfielders in Europe during his time at Amsterdam.

Since his switch to United, he has played in his own shadow. The Dutchman has struggled to cope with the physicality and intensity of Premier League football.

A move to a new league could turn around his fortunes, but we would be surprised if the Blaugrana make an attempt to land his signature at the turn of the year.

Sport claim that Juventus are also interested in Van de Beek. The Bianconeri want him on loan with an option to buy. The Serie A outfit could be a better destination.

Italian football tends to be more tactical and less intense. It could suit someone like Van de Beek, who will have more time on the ball in midfield to make his decisions.

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